PASSPORT SERVICES

 
ROLL OUT OF THE EAST AFRICAN E-PASSPORT

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the Government of the Republic of Kenya shall with effect from 1st September, 2017 implement a new e-Passport issuance system and as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, the passport printing will be centrally done in Nairobi.

 

Applicants will be required to submit applications online on the e-Citizen platform and present themselves to Accredited Immigration Passport Processing Centers locally or abroad for profiling and biometrics capture.

 

It should be noted that the current valid passports will be in use for the next two years i.e. till 31st August, 2019 after which they will be rendered invalid.

 

 

For those who hold citizenship of another country please refer to the dual citizenship page before applying for a new/replacement passport
If the other citizenship was acquired before August 2010 please DO NOT apply for a Kenya passport until you regain your citizenship. http://kenyaembassydc.org/dualcitizenship.html

 

  • The Embassy stopped renewing 5 year passports to comply with current immigration regulations in Kenya. Anyone whose passport is expired should therefore make arrangements to apply for a new passport.

 

  • Anyone who wishes to do a name change either through marriage,divorce or deed poll should apply for a new passport.

 

  • Before mailing your application please read the instructions and use them as a checklist to confirm you have everything.Any application received without a requirement will be returned.

 

  • All passport applicants require a recommender. This is any Kenyan of sound mind who can certify that you are a Kenyan citizen. This person cannot be a relative.

 

  • It takes approximately 2 weeks to process your passport (For applicants with copy of their Kenya National ID - Replacement ,mutilated and new passport cases only. Time period for lost passport is on a case by case basis.)

 

  • A prepaid, self-addressed United States Postal Service (USPS) Express overnight ,Priority mail with delivery confirmation ,UPS or Fedex return envelope must be submitted will all applications for return of your passport(s). Please ensure that your mode of postage has ADEQUATE POSTAGE.

 

  • Make sure your mail is sent with a tracking number.Track it online at the respective mailing company's website to ensure it has been received at the Embassy.

 

 

  • You can apply for a new passport 6 months before expiry.

 

 

PASSPORT SERVICES KENYA EMBASSY WASHINGTON, DC

 

New application ,replacement of Passport or mutilated passport

 

Lost passport application ( In case of lost passport , please contact the Embassy and inquire about lost and found)

 

 

 PASSPORT SERVICES NEWYORK CONSULATE

 

New application ,replacement of Passport or mutilated passport

 

Lost passport application ( In case of lost passport , please contact the Embassy and inquire about lost and found)